2 children remain critically injured after deadly crash kills 4 family members

Family members and friends gathered Friday night to remember the victims of the Christmas Day crash.

DAYTON — Two children remained in critical condition Monday at Dayton Children’s Hospital, where they were taken following a deadly Christmas Day crash that killed four family members.

Tre’Jsuan Jones, 12, and Armani Jones, 2, are the only two of the Jones children to still be in the hospital. Two other children initially reported in critical condition, 5-year-old Da’Layah Jones and 1-year-old Dalyiah Jones, have both been discharged, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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Eight family members were riding in a Dodge Avenger around 11 a.m. Dec. 25 on West Third Street when the car crashed into a tree, split in half and burst into flames.

The driver, Renee Jones-Blevins, 49, her daughter Quanishia M.D. Jones, 28, and Tai’Kwaun Jones, 10, and Mae’lah Jones, 5, were killed.

Passersby stopped and were able to get some of the children out of the car.

Family members said they believe the driver suffered a medical issue before the crash.